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Roadmap for State Program Planning: Tools

These tools can be used to help with heart disease and stroke prevention programs development and implementation. Tools include checklists, wizards, surveys, fact sheets, and atlases developed by the CDC, the American Heart Association, or other private organizations and federal agencies.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Atlases – Heart Disease and Stroke Maps
Interactive maps and atlases on heart disease and stroke mortality rates; heart disease statistics by ethnic group; stroke mortality based on racial, ethnic, and geographic disparities; and inequalities in women’s and men’s heart disease death rates for the five major racial and ethnic groups.

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) County Level Variables
A county-level data set to supplement the BRFSS public use data file. Use this tool to identify current county-level variables likely to be correlated with BRFSS core health outcomes.

BRFSS Selected Metropolitan/Micropolitan Area Risk Trends
The BRFSS is an on-going data collection program that can be used to identify emerging health problems and track health objectives.

Cholesterol Topics
Facts, statistics, and resources about high blood cholesterol and heart disease.

Chronic Disease Cost Calculator
A tool to provide state estimates of Medicaid spending for six chronic diseases: congestive heart failure, heart disease, stroke, hypertension, cancer, and diabetes.

Epi Info
A public domain software system for epidemiologists and public health professionals to develop epidemiologic statistics, tables, maps and graphs.

Quick access to statistics on publications and statistics on health topics, developed by the National Center for Health Statistics.

Guide to Community Preventive Services
Evidence-based recommendations for programs and policies to promote population health.

Heart Disease and Stroke Maps
National, state, and county heart disease and stroke mortality rates. This application is produced through collaboration between the CDC and the states.

HDSP—Management Information System (MIS)
Log-in page for the CDC Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Management Information System. Accessible only to CDC HDSP Program funded states.

Social Determinants of Health Maps
Maps of selected social determinants of health to be used with other data sources to match heart disease and stroke prevention programs and policies to the needs of local populations.

American Heart Association

Go For Red Campaign
Educational campaign to raise awareness of heart disease among women.

Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics
Annual statistics on cardiovascular disease, including coronary heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure.

National Registry of CardioPulmonary Resuscitation (NRCPR) Database
Benchmark data to support performance improvement in in-hospital resuscitation teams delivering treatment. Access is limited to academic researchers and is subject to approval by the NRCPR Science Advisory Board.

Private Organizations and Other Federal Agencies

Acute Stroke Treatment Program (ASTP)
The ASTP guides hospitals through a step-by-step process for establishing a Primary Stroke Center in their facilities.

Collaboration Factors Inventory
A tool for assessing the factors that influence the success of a collaboration, developed by the Wilder Foundation.

Developing an Evaluation Plan
Information about the process of developing an evaluation plan from the Community Tool Box.

Developing Effective Coalitions: An Eight Step Guide
Guides users through the process of coalition building, from deciding whether or not a coalition is appropriate to selecting the best membership and conducting ongoing evaluation.

Evaluation Handbook
A 116-page document that provides a framework for grantees to design and conduct evaluation, developed by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

Gantt Project
Free Gantt chart-based project scheduling and management tool.

Getting to Outcomes: Promoting Accountability through Methods and Tools for Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation
A 178-page document from the RAND Corporation describing a ten-step process to conduct needs assessments and effectively plan, implement, and evaluate best practice programs.

Health Communication Activities
A collection of health resources developed by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Healthy People DATA2010
An interactive database system with national monitoring data. Includes all objectives and subgroups identified in the Healthy People 2010: Objectives for Improving Health, developed by the National Center for Health Statistics.

Hospital Compare
A tool to compare the quality of care provided by local area hospitals for adult patients with certain medical conditions.

Morbidity and Mortality Chartbook
Compilation of data on the size and trends of morbidity and mortality from the cardiovascular, lung, and blood diseases, developed by NHLBI.

NACDD Competencies
Skills and knowledge needed to successfully lead and manage chronic disease programs defined. The competencies are organized into seven major domains.

National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)
The NCSL database contains information about legislative bills, press releases, and statutes.

Outcome Measurement Resource Network
A United Way of America initiative offering information, downloadable documents, and links to resources related to the identification and measurement of outcomes.

Partnerships Analysis Tool for Partners in Health Promotion
The Partnerships Analysis Tool: For Partners in Health Promotion. A framework to assist organizations develop an understanding of collaborations and partnerships and focus on ways to strengthen new and existing partnerships, developed by VicHealth.

Planning and Evaluation Wizard (PEW)
A software tool designed to assist project officers working on primary health care and health promotion projects to develop a case for their projects, project plans, evaluation plans, and project reports.

Program Development and Evaluation
A series of guides to conduct step-by-step implementation and evaluation of programs, developed by the University of Wisconsin.

Survey Generation Tool
A tool create online surveys and administer results, developed by the University of Virginia. Fee applies.

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